AFS Announces Next JAF Editors
Monday, April 21, 2014
Posted by: Tim Lloyd
The AFS Executive Board has named a faculty collective at
Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green as the next editors of the Journal of American Folklore.
The editorial collective consists of editor-in-chief Ann K. Ferrell, co-editor
Erika Brady, and associate editors Brent Björkman, Tim Evans, Kate Horigan,
Johnston Njoku, and Michael Ann Williams. They will begin acquiring work later
this year; their first issue will appear in winter 2016 and their term will run
through the issues to be published in 2020. Our new editors are
in conversation with outgoing editors Tom DuBois and Jim Leary about the
transition. We will issue an announcement to the membership once the new
editors are prepared to receive and evaluate submissions.
Please join the Board in thanking these colleagues for their willingness to
serve the Society and the field by taking on this major
scholarly-communications leadership role.
The Journal of American Folklore, the
quarterly journal of the American Folklore Society since the Society's founding
in 1888, publishes scholarly articles, essays, notes, and commentaries directed
to a wide audience, as well as separate sections devoted to reviews of books,
exhibitions and events, films and videotapes, sound recordings, and web sites.
Its contents are not restricted to folklore in the United States; in fact, the Journal publishes materials on folklore
and from folklorists anywhere in the world.
The contents of the Journal reflect a wide range of
professional concerns and points of view. Articles present significant research
findings and theoretical analyses from folklore and related fields. Essays are
interpretive, speculative, or polemic. Notes are narrower in scope and focus on
a single, often provocative, issue of definition, interpretation, or
amplification. Commentaries briefly address topics raised in earlier articles.